Mauricio Pochettino makes Arsenal feelings clear as Chelsea sent blunt demand
Mauricio Pochettino has made his feelings clear ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Arsenal after the international break. The Blues head into the international break off the back of an impressive 4-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.
After a shaky start to the Premier League season, Chelsea appear to have finally turned a corner under the former Tottenham boss – and Pochettino has no plans to take his foot off the throttle over the international break. The west Londoners, who have won each of their last three games across all competitions, will welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge in just under two weeks time in what is poised to be a blockbuster derby.
Following Chelsea’s win over Burnley at the weekend, Pochettino revealed how he plans to stay busy. The 51-year-old said: “To improve players, try to recover players from injury in two weeks.
We’re going to spend working in the training ground. Of course different mood from the last time, last month. With a victory, it is much better. I think pushing, keep pushing and working hard to try and be better.”
A couple of hours later, Pochettino marked the Blues’ win over Vincent Kompany’s side with a celebratory post to his Instagram story. In a bluntly put message, the Argentine simply wrote: “Keep going [bicep flex emoji].”
While the international break grants time to those nursing injuries in the treatment room, Pochettino must work out how to keep his players happy once they return hungry for minutes. The Chelsea manager said: “Always in football, it is about performance and players need to feel that they deserve to play.
“If we want to be consistent and fight for big things it’s about being consistent every single game and that will be good with competition between them. We have a very talented squad but at the moment, for different reasons and circumstances, we cannot use all of the potential of the squad.
“Some bad luck against us in some situations but with time to be in the position we want to be. With the players fit, it will be massive competition and it will be good for the team to keep the level that we need to fight for big things.”